card sketch, Design Team, Greeting Cards

AHSC 317

Hello Everyone,
Today I am here to share with you my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I must admit to this sketch kicking my butt and that is hard for me to admit because if you have seen my posts before you know that I LOVE SKETCHES. So this is the sketch that we got to play around with this week

AHSC 317 May 20th DT

When I first saw it I thought I knew exactly what I was going to do but nothing I tried seemed to come out right. I had to walk away from it for awhile but this is the card that I eventually came up with.

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I think that you can still see the elements of the sketch in my final design and I am happy with this outcome. This card turned out to be nearly a 1 layer card except for the black and white tape.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my Design Team Work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I would love to see what you can come up with using Michelle’s sketch. And before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

craft quote 5

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT May Theme

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 3rd week in May and this means it is time for a Theme Challenge with the Design Team from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And Rosie has chosen this theme for us to play with

I have to admit that this one stumped me as to what to make for quite awhile. But this is the card that I came up with

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I decided to have a play around and just started making something. I knew that I wanted something other than people singing. I knew that I had this “Baaah Humbug” set which I used this sheep image and the song book came from a 2nd Set called “Holiday Party Animal” both stamp sets are by Lawn Fawn. I coloured these sheep in with my Copic Markers. Then I needed to find a background paper suited and I thought I had some sheet music paper but I couldn’t find anything in my stash.

So I used the string of Christmas lights from the Baaah Humbug set and some musical notes from another set. After I stamped this out I thought that the background was a little plain so I decided to do a splatter technique. I got out my spatter cubby and put the background in it then I got 3 Distress Inks, my spray bottle, a small fat brush and a stamp block and had some fun flicking ink. I must admit that I had to trust the process. After setting the panel aside to dry I rubbed the ink pad onto sections of the card base so that the colours would co-ordinate with the panel. Then I assembled everything together gluing the panel directly to the base but popping up the sheep on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for 52CCT. Please consider hitting the like button or even leaving a comment. I hope that you will consider coming on over and playing along with us this week. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Amen 🙏🏽

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT Colours for May

Hello Everyone,
Today is the 2nd week of May which means its Colour Challenge time over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this time Rosi has chosen these colours for us to work with

This was an interesting combo to try and figure out what to do. So I actually went to my go to for when I am stuck my printed sketch box. I searched through it and found something I could work with it is actually a previous 52CCT sketch from November 2017 and this is it

and this is the card that came out of combining these all together

I flicked through my stamp sets and I found the Baaah Humbug set from Lawn Fawn and thought I could make something with this. I first cut out the oval elements then I knew where I could place my stamps from the set. I used some distress inks for the background then I coloured the everything in with my Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work today. I hope that we will see you over at the 52CCT and that you will join in with the colour challenge. Before you go I would love to leave you with this thought

An-inspirational-picture-quote-about-self-image

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC 315

Hello Everyone,
I am here today to share my Design Team work for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you will know that I LOVE sketches. This is one of my favourite ways to start off a card. And this is the sketch that Michelle gave us to play with

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I had so much fun playing around with this sketch that I actually made 3 cards and these are them

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They are all made based on the sketch but I changed how I used this sketch and this is one of the things that I love about sketches. You can use them as is or you can flip them or invert them what ever works best for your card sometimes what you do depends on the paper you are using; you may not want to cover up a certain part. This is what happened with the card I am going to highlight in this post.

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As you can see with this paper if I used the original orientation of the sketch I would have lost the city and tree scene on the paper. So I flipped and rotated the sketch to suit my paper. I left this card pretty simple because the base paper was so busy.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for AHSC. I hope that you will come on over and play along with myself and the team. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

card sketch, Design Team, Greeting Cards

52CCT May Sketch

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you had fun playing along with our April challenges. But we are now in May! And since it is the first week we are up to a sketch challenge and our hostess this month Rosi has provided this sketch for all of us to play along with

This was a fun sketch to play around with and this is what I came up with

This paper has been sitting in my Christmas stash of papers for the longest time and I thought that it suited this sketch well. I decided to play on the stars a little more and embossed my die cut stars and rubbed a little gold ink over them.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work. I hope that we will see you over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge and that you will come and play along with us. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought

3 forms of Intelligence

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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52CCT April Stash Challenge

Hello Everyone,
Today I am working with the team over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and it is week 4 of the month so we are up to our stash or technique challenge. And our hostess EK has gone with a stash challenge of

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I am sure that we have a lot of printed papers in our stash just waiting for the “perfect” card to go onto. When I read this challenge I knew the card that I wanted to make and this is what I made

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This card is actually made from scraps. I keep all of the large scraps from cutting 6X6 papers down to make cards and I use them to make cards like this. This quilt die really helps me to use up every scrap that I have and this way I get to showcase many different holiday papers.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my design team work for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will come over and play along with our latest challenge. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought.

Pix For > Children With Autism Quotes

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC 313

Hello Everyone,
Yes I am back with some design team work. This time around it is for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. And this is the sketch that we go to have a play with

AHSC 313 April 22nd DT

And this is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

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As you can see I have actually reversed and inverted the sketch. The reason that I did this was because of the drum image on my base paper. I had found this sentiment and then I found this paper so I went with the elements and they dictated how this card turn out.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team work. I hope that you will come over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and join in with the fun. But before you go I would like to leave you with this thought.

♥ A Little step may be the beginning of a great Journey...Little Church Mouse 29 June 2015 ♥

Until Next Time,
Tracy B